Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Mama'!!!

Happy Birthday Mama'!
From the ones who love you most.......

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day Christopher!

Thank you, my love, for being the best father in the world! You are more of a father than I ever dreamed are right on cue with the having fun, and right on target when "fun" time is're so patient (really many dads would sit in a cabin for 2 nights with 12-13,-13 yr olds??)! understanding, and just much better at handling some of the things that go on in our nightly routine (ummm, playing card games!! yuck!)

Thank you for being you....and thank you for being a wonderful daddy!

I love ya,
Your wife@

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!!

I got this poem that was on a box that had a gift in it for my father! Way to cute not to share with everyone!! How true...and funny!

Meanest Father in the World!

I had the meanest Father in the world.

From my earliest memories, he acted like he knew more than I did.

At dinner, Dad always made me eat all of my food and that included everything green. Mom was not allowed to lift a finger after dinner. I had to do all the dishes, pots and pans, and even clean up the kitchen.

My father insisted on knowing where I was at all times. I had to introduce my Father to all of my friends, and before they could leave, he had to know the names of their parents, their phone numbers and what we would be doing that day.

He also was a slave driver! He made me work around the house - taking out the trash, yard work and even washing the car. Homework had to be done before I could watch TV. I remember Dad yelling at me nightly to "GET OFF THE PHONE!" I was not allowed to accept any phone calls after dinner. He would embarrass me by asnwering late phone calls and telling my friends never to call again so late! I was horrified.

I was a social outcast at school. I wasn't allowed to date until I was 15 and never during the week. None of my friends had a curfew, but Dad made me come home by 11 pm. He always waited for me, so there was no way I could kiss my date good night. The lights were always on outside and inside the house, and I could see my Father lurking inside, waiting for me.

I am trying to teach my own children to be respectful and responsible, and whenever I hear my kids call me mean, I think back on my own wonderful childhood. I thank God for giving me the meanest Father in the world.

The world needs more mean Fathers like mine!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Haircut and Potty Training!

You would think with one less child this week I would be a little more energized and ready to get some things done.....NOT the case. I think I am just so worn out from so many birthdays, visits from family, dance recitals and birthday parties that I just don't know what to do with myself other than sleep! I did go for a very relaxing massage yesterday.........but I had an appt. today for a facial and haircut and fell asleep and missed both!!!!

It is no secret Lyza needed a "hair thinning".....but what she got was a major chop! I was told while I was watching it get thinned with thinning shears it would not take the length off...WRONG, it did. I know it must feel better, espceialy with our summer heat...but it is way more than I ever would have wanted taken off. I am so used to her VERY long curls and putting it back that I am beside myself with the fact all it needs is a small hair clip to pin the bangs back!!! I compared her 6 month photos with how it looks now and she had more hair at 6 mos!!!!!!!!! it will grow back, and probably even thicker now but until then....I'll just be glad I don't have to use as much shampoo and conditioner :-)

Madisyn's dance recital was awesome and will post pic's tomorrow of that...and the video! She flew to her dad's on Monday and made it safe and sound.......I hope she has a wonderful time, but I will be ready for her to come home in mid July for a week for Volleyball camp!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Trish!!!

Happy Birthday LaTrisha!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Hubby!!!

Happy 32nd Birthday Christopher!

Dance recital and a bunch of little girls....I know that is just what you wanted!


All My Love.....have a great day!

~~ Me

Friday, June 12, 2009

Party #2 ~~ #2 went great, although we were all pretty tuckered out from the previous two nights! This night we stayed at Burdette Park in one of their cabins and stayed at the water park all day, then had family over for a birthday cookout in the evening! Madisyn was surprised when Kelci and two of her childhood friends from Bedford showed up with my mom at our front door before we left! She had not seen them in two years! My how they have grown and changed!! She got once again, a slew of awesome gifts AND......all her grandparents went together and got her a laptop for her 13th milestone birthday! She was suprised and delighted!!!! After dinner, cake, etc. we all settled into the cabin for the night......My mom and I stayed out on the deck in the nice cool breeze for most of the evening while Lyza and LaRissa played contently......and Madisyn, Kelci, Kennedy and Whitney took the upstairs loft and had a great time. I came home on Tues and slept most the entire day...until she had dance recital photos that evening. When we arrived home Chris had candles in the strawberry pie for her and a few more gifts......

I'm done partying for awhile!!! Her Nana from Wyoming flew in on has been fun and we've been on the go all week. To say I am dead tired is an understatement....but I know next week when she leaves for her dads it will be no time until I am complaining that she is gone and it is too quite around the house.....well, no.... I do have a 2 1/2 yr old, it won't be quite...but certainly different to have a teenager out of the house for three weeks. She comes home for a week for volleyball camp and Justin/Sutton's wedding...the goes back out to her dads for another three weeks!!!

Tomorrow night is her dance recital...I will be sure and post pic's of her week with her Nana and dance photos/videos!